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Honey Vanilla Lip Balm by arteesvida
June 24, 2007, 7:30 pm
Filed under: Bath and Body

1/2 cup almond oil

1 1/8 oz beeswax

1 tsp honey

1 tbs vanilla extract

Pour oil in a small pan.  Add beeswax, warm over low heat until wax has melted.  Remove from heat; stir in other ingredients.  Pour immediately into small containers and let cool to harden.

Equatorial Enzyme Pack by arteesvida
June 20, 2007, 11:21 pm
Filed under: Bath and Body

1 cup warm water

1 cup rolled oats

1 paypaya, peeled and deseeded

1 apple, cored but unpeeled

1/4 grapefruit peeled and deseeded

1/8 pineapple flesh

1/2 avocado

1/2 lemon peeled and desseded

1/2 tomato

In a small bowl, mix oats with water and allow oats to absorb water for 15 minutes.  In a blender, combine all other ingredients.  Blend on medium low for 45 seconds or until smooth.  Add oatmeal, blending on medium for 20-30 seconds.  Apply to skin and leave on for 20-30 minutes.  Wash off with a gentle cleanser or soap.  Makes 2 /34 cups.  Store in refrigerator immediately; discard after two days.

More Ebay by fionablackwolf
June 19, 2007, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi everyone! Fiona here…

I know you all don’t see me post very often but this week I am following Faith’s lead and doing a clean out of my art space. So to that end I have a bunch of crafty magazines listed on ebay. You can check out my auctions here

Relaxing Bath Salts by arteesvida
June 19, 2007, 9:43 pm
Filed under: Bath and Body

1/2 cup table salt

1 tbs baking soda

1 tbs borax

1/8 tsp lavender essential oil

1/8 tsp geranium essential oil

Mix all ingredients together then add essential oils.  You can mix in a bowl or put salt in a plastic, self-sealing bag, add essential oils, then tightly seal the bag.  Toss bag around to distribute oils.  Use about 1/4 cup per bath.

The Kitchen Cabinet Project by arteesvida
June 17, 2007, 7:34 pm
Filed under: Home and Garden

Don’t mess with your kitchen cabinets.  For serious, y’all.  Get new ones or just let them rot.  We are in week three (four?) of redoing ours and if they arn’t finished this week someone is gonna be serving someone some divorce papers.

They are going to look fabulous when they are done, tho.

I started by sanding them by hand.  Then I remembered that palm sanders are 18.00 at Wal-Mart, got a grip on myself, and bought one.

Even with a good sanding, the cabinets needed two coats of primer.

That included all the cabinet doors, front and back.  You will also note the paint and the taped off areas.  One color wasn’t enough, nosireee. 

All the trim took 2-3 coats, plus a nice coat of triple-thick glaze to protect them from dings and make them scrubbable. All the inside trim is done, the drawers are all done and reattached.  Now I’m finishing up the doors.

Watch for finished product pictures coming soon.  After I, you know, finish the product.

Sunday Linky Goodness by arteesvida
June 17, 2007, 3:08 pm
Filed under: Linky Goodness

Images from the Tokoyo Quilt Festival.  Thanks for the link, G-Dawg!

Images from Casa Caracol.  Lots of Mexican decor and color inspiration.  I covet this courtyard!

Bedroom tree mural.  Muy cool!

Johnathan Adler’s Ten Commandments for a happy, chic home.

Strawberry Almond Facial Scrub by arteesvida
June 16, 2007, 5:22 pm
Filed under: Bath and Body

1/2 cup peeled, chopped cucumber

5 strawberries hulled

1 tbsp baking soda

2 whole eggs

2 heaping tbsp yogurt

2/3 cup ground almonds

IN a blender, puree cucumer and strawberries.  Add baking soda, eggs, and yogurt and blend on medium low for 20 seconds.  Add almonds and blend for two minutes on pulse setting.  Apply to a moistened face in a gentle circular motion.  Scrub gently; too much pressure can be damaging.  Rinse with warm water and again with cold water to close the poors.  Pat face dry and follow with a cleanser.  May be used daily.  Store in refrigerator, discard after three days.

 For dry skin use heavy cream instead of yogurt.  For oily skin, use nonfat yogurt instead of regular yogurt and add 2 tsp lemon juice.